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Impact of Data Centers on Electricity and Environment

December 21st, 2016

Several IEEE Green-ICT volunteers have just published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology an analysis on the “Consequences of Future Data Center Deployment in Canada on Electricity Generation and Environmental Impacts: A 2015–2030 Prospective Study”.  The environmental impacts of data centers that provide information and communication technologies (ICTs) services are strongly related to electricity generation. With the increasing use of ICT, many data centers are expected to be built, causing more absolute impacts on the environment.

Congrats on the approval of the 9 PARs.

December 13th, 2016

December 7th, 2016
At the NesCom December meeting, the 9 Project Authorization Request (PARs) have succeeded the second stage of the approval process and were all approved. Congratulations to all proposers!
Next step is to solicit the participation of interested persons in each working Group.  Further information on the creation of these 9 working groups will follow in January.


IEEE SSIT collaborates with the Green ICT Initiative

November 24th, 2016

The Green ICT Initiative seeks to “build a holistic approach to sustainability by incorporating green metrics in all IEEE technical domains” by bringing together various IEEE Societies and other FDC initiatives and encouraging them to showcase “green” facets of their activities.

The Big Picture in Greening ICT and through ICT

November 22nd, 2016

Charles Despins, one of the 3 Co-Chairs for the IEEE Green ICT Initiative, has published an interesting article for the Intelligent Utility Magazine that examines one of the great challenges of the 21st century: Addressing energy efficiency, carbon footprint and life cycle management of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), which currently are on an unsustainable path.

Useful links for Standards Working Groups Chairs

November 22nd, 2016

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) provides useful information to the IEEE Green ICT Initiatives Standards WG Chairs and participants for the possible 9 Working Groups to be created in early 2017. 


Thierry Klein IEEE Communications Society Industrial Innovation Award Winner

November 18th, 2016

 Congratulations to one of the three co-chairs of the Green ICT Initiative! 

"For his vision and leadership in energy efficient and sustainable communications and networking technologies."

How the Internet of Things Impacts ICT and Green ICT Efforts

November 18th, 2016

Jaafar Elmirghani, one of the 3 Co-Chairs for the IEEE Green ICT Initiative, has published an interesting article for the Intelligent Utility Magazine that discusses how the Internet of Things Impacts ICT and Green ICT Efforts. 
It talks about developments from healthcare and manufacturing to smart cities, smart agriculture and other areas and presents challenges, particularly in how IoT’s rise will further challenge our efforts to “green” – or make more sustainable – information and communication technology (ICT).

COP 22 in Marrakesh: Green ICT to be highlighted as a key tool against climate change.

November 7th, 2016

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is scheduled to take place from 7-18 November 2016. As part of the COP-22 in Marrakesh, a Low Emissions Solutions Conference will highlight the key role ICT can play to both mitigate greenhouse gas emission and help the world adapt to climate change.

Significant progress on Standards and synergy with other initiatives

November 7th, 2016

In the October 2016 IEEE Communications Magazine, the President’s Page states that “ComSoc is leading the IEEE Initiative on Green Information and Communication Technologies (Green ICT) and the IEEE Standards Association is helping to support this initiative. To start with, we have had two very successful Rapid Reaction Standardization Activities on this topic, one in the UK last November, and one in Chicago this past June.